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Macadamias in the media spotlight

2016 has been a successful year for the Australian macadamia industry on many fronts, culminating in a record crop announced last week. 

Australian macadamia growers produce record crop

Australian macadamia growers have produced a record crop for the second consecutive year – 52,000 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture (48,600 tonnes in-shell at 3.5% moisture) - announced the peak industry body, the Australian Macadamia Society today.


The Australian macadamia industry is on the brink of an exciting transformation underpinned by a solid foundation that will see it able to maximise new opportunities while minimising the impact of any negative external factors that may arise. That was the over-arching message that emerged from the 2016 Australian macadamia industry conference that took place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in October.   

What’s on the menu with Matt Golinski

When Australian chef Matt Golinski travels, there’s nothing he loves more than meeting local farmers. Often on the road in his role as Gympie Regional Food Ambassador, he makes it a priority to meet the people behind the food being grown in every region he visits.

Meiji Macadamia future-focused on 40th anniversary

As reported earlier this year, iconic Japanese chocolate confectionery brand Meiji is celebrating 40 years of its iconic Meiji Macadamia chocolate in 2016, with the actual anniversary occurring this month.

Macadamias take centre stage at Sample Food Festival

The taste and versatility of Aussie macadamias were on display earlier this month at the Sample Food Festival, the Northern Rivers’ largest food event. As the first weekend of the Australian spring dawned, around 17,000 people flocked to the Bangalow Showground to experience a taste of the best food and wine from northern New South Wales, while enjoying live entertainment and cooking demonstrations.As part of our commitment to supporting food events in each of the major Australian macadamia growing regions, Australian Macadamias was a proud sponsor of the event for the fifth consecutive year. Our sponsorship was leveraged extensively on social media, reaching almost 100,000 people and exceeding our KPI by 24%.A festival of benefitsParticipating in events such as Sample fulfils a host of objectives for Australian Macadamias:

Sharing the ‘Macadamia Moment’: new infographic

Macadamia fans around the world love to enjoy a Macadamia Moment. Whether to relax or refuel, it’s a treasured moment of indulgence. So who would our fans most like to share their Macadamia Moment with? We asked our global Facebook audience and the response produced an insightful and diverse international comparison, summarised in this new infographic.


Macadamia Change Maker Ian McConachie

Macadamia Taste Maker Stone & Wood

Macadamia Change Maker Rex Harris

Macadamia Taste Maker KOKOPOD

Macadamia Change Maker Marc Harrison

Chocolate Confectionery Consumer Insights Research

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Macadamia Innovation Challenge 2

Japanese Food Tech Students ‘Discover Macadamias’ Tour


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